New Arrivals · Crafts

August 26, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Christmas with Southern living.

August 25, 2015
Birmingham, Ala. : Oxmoor House,
v. : col. ill. ; 25-29 cm.

American Homestead Christmas : 21 felt & fabric projects for homemade holidays

August 24, 2015
Murphy, Ellen, 1960-
Lafayette, CA : C&T Publishing, Inc., 2015.
79 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm.

Adorable felted animals : 30 easy & incredibly lifelike needle felted pals.

August 24, 2015
80 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Originally published: Japan : Gakken, 2010.
"Gakken handmade series"--Cover.
"Shows you how you can create more than 30 endearing dogs, cats, birds and other animals using a little wool roving, a felting needle and a few simple techniques. Starting with basic shapes you roll in your hands, you can sculpt the most lifelike minature animals...A full lesson takes you through one of the projects from beginning to end, covering all the basics to ensure that you have all the skills you need to make any critter you want."--Inside flap.

Doll junk : collectible & crazy fashions from the'70s and '80s

August 14, 2015
Varricchio, Carmen, author, photographer.
Atglen, PA : Schiffer Publishing, 2015.
176 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm

Christmas at historic houses

August 12, 2015
McMillan, Patricia Hart, author.
224 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm
Originally published in 2010.
Katharine Kay McMillan's name listed erroneously on cover as "McMillian."
Living legends : keeping the past, enriching the future -- Tis the season : celebrating and decorating -- House calls : visiting historic houses -- Bringing Christmas home.
"History is brought to life in many historic houses, especially at Christmastime, when special decorations help to welcome the social season and visiting guests. Learn history and local customs through this charming book's lively text and over 400 color photos."--Jacket.

Coastal crafts : decorative seaside projects to inspire your inner beachcomber

August 12, 2015
Shaffer, Cynthia.
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Provides instructions for creating marine-inspired crafts, including vases, coasters, dish towels, flags, a necklace, and a shell wreath.

Paper goods projects : coffee filter flowers, doily butterflies, cupcake paper cards, and 57 more crafts

August 11, 2015
Levine, Jodi, author.
New York : Potter Craft, [2015]
112 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Includes index.
"A super make-it book"--Cover.

Complete photo guide to sewing

August 7, 2015
Bergeron, Janith, author.
144 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Includes index.
NEEDLEWORK & FABRIC CRAFTS. Are you looking for the perfect guide to teach your child to sew? Look no further! Creative Kids Photo Guide to Sewing starts with the absolute basics about stitching, beginning with simple hand sewing, then gradually introduces skills and techniques until kids are sewing safely and confidently at a sewing machine. Founders of The Sewing Tree, Janith Bergeron and Christine Ecker will guide you and your children through projects. With over 200 photos and clear, concise instructions in language easily understood by grade-school kids, you're going to be creating crafty sewing projects with your child in no time! Each project lists the sewing skills that will be exercised in making it and projects are rated for difficulty, so kids can learn and grow as they develop dexterity and coordination.

Action art : hands-on active art adventures

August 7, 2015
Kohl, MaryAnn F., author.
Bellingham, WA : Bright Ring Publishing, [2015]
142 pages : color illustrations ; 22 x 29 cm.
Includes indexes.
Art experiences and art activities for children and the adults who work with them.

Half yard Christmas : easy sewing projects using left-over pieces of fabric

July 13, 2015
Shore, Debbie (Writer on sewing), author.
Tunbridge Wells, Kent : Search Press, 2015.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Are you craving a crafty, creative Christmas? Let Debbie Shore show you how to create all the accessories you'll need in the latest addition to her best-selling Half Yard series. Featuring six themed chapters-- rustic, traditional, contemporary, monochrome, Scandinavian and kids--there's something for everyone: you can select your favourite Christmas style or mix and match throughout your home. With over 30 simple, stylish projects requiring only half yards of fabric, this book will have you feeling festive in no time. Featuring Debbie's unique brand of friendly guidance, and packed with easy-to-follow photography, this book is ideal for beginners as well as providing inspiration to more experienced sewers.

Advanced chain maille jewelry workshop : weaving with rings & scales

July 9, 2015
Karon, Karen, author.
Ft. Collins, CO : Interweave, [2014]
159 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Review material -- Persian weaves -- Elf weaves -- Hybrid weaves -- Scale maille -- Terminations, attachments, and finishing touches.
Author Karen Karon begins by reviewing basic chain maille weaves in order to set the stage for the more complex weaves in this book. She explains techniques needed when working beyond the basics: methods for closing a weave, working with micro rings, working large scale, and using alternative materials in weaves. The book is then divided into 4 sections, each devoted to a particular type of weave: new Persian weaves, Elf-based weaves, Hybrid weaves, and Scale Maille weaves that incorporate sheet metal scales into traditional weaves for a striking effect. Sprinkled throughout the illustrated step-by-step instructions for each weave technique are valuable tips from Karen to help ensure a beautiful finished piece.

Self-sufficiency: a complete guide to baking, carpentry, crafts, organic gardening, preserving your harvest, raising animals, and more!

July 9, 2015
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2015]
iii, 444 pages : color illustrations; 29 cm
The inspiring guide to back to basics living, now fully updated! Now, more than ever, people across the country are turning toward simpler, greener, and quieter ways of living-whether they're urbanites or country folk. Following in the footsteps of Back to Basics and Homesteading, this large, fully-illustrated book provides the entire family with the information they need to make the shift toward self-sufficient living. Self-Sufficiency provides tips, advice, and detailed instructions on how to improve everyday life from an environmentally and organic perspective while keeping the focus on the family.

A hot glue gun mess : funny stories, pretty DIY projects

June 24, 2015
Albrecht, Kate, author.
277 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Mr. Kate (Kate Albrecht) offers a stunning collection of step-by-step personal style and home projects--woven in with quirkily hilarious stories and anecdotes. Do you dream of finding ways to infuse do-it-yourself projects into every aspect of your life and have fun doing it? From the quirky personality behind the Mr. Kate brand comes a not-so-average DIY lifestyle book that will make your dreams of creating unique how-to projects become reality. Filled with 50 unique and approachable projects, along with hysterical, unfiltered stories from Mr. Kate's crazy life, A Hot Glue Gun Mess will show how life can inspire art. Growing up with a high-powered Hollywood father and an oddball, down-to-earth mother, Kate Albrecht had a childhood that was anything but normal. From how her first period influenced her to become an artist to how her friendship with a high-priced hooker encouraged DIY beauty products, Mr. Kate's stories are weird, wonderful, personal, inspiring, and downright hilarious" -- provided by publisher.

The paper playhouse : awesome art projects for kids using paper, boxes, and books

June 15, 2015
Rodabaugh, Katrina, author.
Beverly, Massachusetts : Quarry, 2015.
144 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
"22 projects aimed at inspiring children to create amazing paper crafts"--Cover p. [4].
With simple techniques including sculpture, printmaking, bookbinding, collage, and even ideas for public art, families work through step-by-step instructions while using imagination and budding aesthetics. This book goes beyond the typical paper craft project to include contemporary design references like Mid-Century Modern dollhouses, VW buses, paper monsters, costumes and masks, and the classic lemonade stand--all made with unique style and flair! Focused around surprising and easily accessibly materials like shipping boxes, shoeboxes, junk mail envelopes, newspapers, maps, found books, and other paper ephemera, The Paper Playhouse has 22 projects aimed at inspiring children to create amazing paper crafts.

500 kids art ideas : inspiring projects for fostering creativity and self-expression

June 10, 2015
Andrews, Gavin (Artist)
176 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Setting up a creative space at home -- Felts, fibers, and more -- Made with nature -- Making art together -- Mixed media and collage -- Paint projects -- Paper and book art -- Printmaking and stamping -- Recycled and upcycled -- Sculpture and 3-D art -- Sketches and drawings -- Art and technology.
Showcases 500 art ideas for parents, teachers and kids. Each project features an image and a list of materials.

Decorative wire findings : make custom clasps, connectors, and more

June 10, 2015
MacDuffee, Melody, author.
95 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
With wire, simple tools, and a few easy-to-master wireworking skills, you can fashion intricate and elegant findings to make your jewelry truly unique!

Bag it! : no-sew fabric gift bags

June 9, 2015
Tope, Teri Henderson.
Paducah, KY : American Quilter's Society, c2014.
31 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 28 cm

The big book of Mod Podge : decoupage made easy

June 5, 2015
New York : Lark, [2015]
239 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Includes index.

More creative lettering : techniques & tips from top artists

June 3, 2015
Doh, Jenny, author.
New York, NY : Lark, [2015]
144 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.

Get quilting with Angela & Cloe : 14 projects for kids to sew

May 22, 2015
Walters, Angela, 1979- author.
Lafayette, CA : Stash Books, an imprint of C&T Publishing, Inc., [2015]
127 pages ; color illustrations ; 26 cm
What is a quilt? -- Supplies -- Making a quilt -- The projects -- The supplies -- Appliqué -- Cutting -- Pressing -- Sewing -- Making the quilt top -- Quilting and finishing -- Piecing the backing -- Layering the quilt sandwich and basting the quilt -- Quilting -- Hand quilting -- Tie quilting -- Machine quilting -- Trimming and binding the quilt -- Hands-on practice -- Pot holders skill level 1 -- Place mats skill level 1 -- Quilted water bottle holder skill level 2 -- Projects -- Heart ticker tape quilt skill level 2 -- Charmed quilt skill level 2 -- Rag quilt skill level 2 -- Appliqué letter pillow skill level 2 -- Bed runner skill level 2 -- Cut-away rug skill level 2 -- Signature quilt skill level 2 -- Ticker tape quilt skill level 3 -- School supply roll skill level 3 -- T-shirt quilt skill level 3 -- Cuddle quilt skill level 3.
"Best-selling author Angela Walters and her daughter, Cloe, join forces to teach preteens and teens the basics of quiltmaking. The dynamic mother-daughter duo guides kids step by step through prepping and finishing their very first quilt. Readers will tackle 14projects to keep or give as gifts, including stylish bedroom decor, such as pillow covers, rugs, and T-shirt quilts."--Provided by publisher.

Ice princess crafts : 35 quick & easy ideas for capes, crowns, wands, & more

May 15, 2015
Dorsey, Colleen.
East Petersburg, Penn. : Design Originals, c2014.
64 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm.
Includes index.
"Design originals #5518"--Spine.

Playing with surface design : modern techniques for painting, stamping, printing and more

May 15, 2015
Cerruti, Courtney.
Beverly, MA : Quarry Books, 2015.
144 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm

Beaded jewelry. Wirework techniques : skills, tools, and materials for making handcrafted jewelry

May 13, 2015
Eddy, Carson.
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2015]
84 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Includes index.
Design and create stunning handcrafted wirework jewelry using every type of wire imaginable.

Retro mama scrap happy sewing : 18 easy sewing projects for DIY gifts and toys from fabric remnants

May 12, 2015
Kruzich, Kim, author.
Newton Abbot, UK : David & Charles, [2015]
127 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.

Easy jewelry making : 50+ projects from the 11th year of Bead style magazine

May 12, 2015
Waukesha, WI : Kalmbach Books, 2015.
127 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Crystals -- Stones -- Glass -- Pearls -- Metals & mixed materials.

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